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Am at an Online News Association event at Reuters, looking at their mobile journalism kit. It’s very exciting, being portable, non-intrusive and cheap(ish), based as it is on the Nokia N95 (5 megapixel camera, 3.5G, wifi). Nokia have been involved in its implementation and it comes with a Bluetooth keyboard and Sony digital mic. It’s been used in places as far afield as Afghanistan.
My verdict: promising area for future journalism – especially if it’s easy to use and cheap – but the examples we saw just did not cut it in quality terms, especially with regard to lighting and shake. To be fair, it’s all still in the experimental phase.
Judge for yourselves at www.reutersmojo.com.
(filed from my Nokia E61)
Update: Here’s a picture of said kit, showing: tripod; Nokia N95; Bluetooth keyboard; Sony digital mic; and solar charger.